As many are aware, the CDC released new guidelines related to mask use and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals. These guidelines were not intended for health care; however, other updates relevant to the health care setting have been made and are being carefully reviewed by UK HealthCare leadership.
We are working on a plan to safely transition to normal while remaining adherent to public health recommendations and safety precautions that are in place for the well-being of our colleagues, patients and ourselves. Until that plan is finalized, all previous mitigation measures remain in place.
Masks and social distancing will always be recommended when in contact with patients exhibiting respiratory symptoms and as part of proper respiratory etiquette.